Record Screens & Menus
By Matt Metzker
EXR mode combines the full use of Fuji's new Super CCD EXR imaging sensor and processor to create images that are more realistic than ever before. This mode combines one of three specific sensor modes (shown below) with one of the cameras scene modes for the best images possible
Fuji's EXR shooting modes consist of Resolution Priority for the most detailed images possible, High ISO and Low Noise for the least amount of noise at Higher ISO settings (for low-light situations) and D-Range Priority for capturing images that have extreme light and dark areas.
Program mode is another automatic shooting mode that gives the user a little more control. Options like metering, ISO and white balance are at the users disposal. Aperture and Shutter Speed are still chosen by the camera.
Pressing the shutter release halfway initiates the AF and AE systems, allowing the camera to focus on you subject and determine the shooting settings. When these processes complete, you will see the screen above, if one of them fails, either the focus frame or the numbers will turn red.
In Manual Mode the user has complete control over the settings of the camera allowing for the most customization of all the shooting modes.
Above is an animation of the different shooting mode options which include: EXR Auto, Program, manual, Movie, Pro Focus, Natural Light, Natural Light + Flash and Auto.
The "F" button or function shortcut takes you directly to some of the more commonly changed settings of the camera. Here you can see the ISO settings, Image Size and Film Simulation modes.
Also providing you with some shortcuts is the 4-way controller. Pressing it "UP" allows you to adjust the Exposure Compensation (not pictured), "RIGHT" changes the flash mode, "DOWN" sets the Self-Timer and "LEFT" enters Macro mode.
Shooting Menu (Program):
Mode - Choose between Program and Aperture Priority
- IS0 - Auto (400-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200M, 6400S, 12800S
- Image Size - L 3:4, L 3:2, L 16:9, M 3:4, M 3:2, M 16:9, S 3:4, S 3:2, S 16:9
- Image Quality - Fine, Normal
- Dynamic Range - Auto, 100%, 200%, 400%
- Film Simulation - STD (Provia), Vivid (Velvia), Soft (Astia), Black & White, Sepia
- White Balance - Auto, Custom, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent 1-2-3, Incandescent
- Continuous - Final 12, Top 12, Final 3, Top 3
- Photometry - Multi, Spot, Average
- AF Mode - Center, Multi, Continuous
- Face Recognition - On or Off, Register, View & Edit, Erase, Auto Registration (On or Off)
Fujifilm has made setting the face detection incredibly easy, just the touch of a button in fact. pressing the Face Detection button on the back of the camera brings up this screen quickly and allows you to get that picture before the natives get restless.
The F80 EXR allows you to capture video with sound at resolutions of HD1280 or a standard definition of 640. Unlike most compact digicams, the F80 EXR also allows you to use the full 10x optical zoom while recording your video, but the internal microphone picks up the sound and it will overpower any other noise or dialogue.
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